Chesterfield: Spireites handed Whites draw

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Chesterfield will make their first trip to Elland Road in almost 63 years in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Spireites’ first ever game in the League Cup back in 1960 was at home to the emerging Leeds United, managed by Don Revie, with the Yorkshire side winning 4-0 at Saltergate. But you have to go back 10 more years for Chesterfield’s last visit to United’s home, a 2-0 Leeds win in the old second division.

In four visits to the ground, all in the league, Leeds have triumphed twice while two ended in draws, including a 3-3 back in 1931, Spireites first trip there.

Chris Turner, the Chesterfield chief executive, has confirmed the club have made an offer for Port Vale central midfielder Sam Morsy.

Newly-promoted Newport have been handed a trip to Championship side Brighton in the opening round of the Capital One Cup. The Exiles ended a 25-year absence from the Football League when they triumphed in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs last season and they will face a mouth-watering visit to the south coast high-flyers, whose boss Gus Poyet remains suspended.

Mansfield, also returning to the elite level having won the Conference outright, have been drawn away to Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere.

QPR return to earth with a bump as they were the only relegated side from the Barclays Premier League not to be handed a bye. They will travel to Exeter.

Last season’s finalists Bradford will take on West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield, while beaten Championship play-off finalists Watford head to League Two Bristol Rovers.

*Capital One Cup first round draw: Bury v Crewe; Shrewsbury v Bolton; Middlesbrough v Accrington; Doncaster v Rochdale; Preston v Blackpool; Barnsley v Scunthorpe; Tranmere v Mansfield; York v Burnley; Notts County v Fleetwood; Sheffield United v Burton Albion; Oldham v Derby; Carlisle v Blackburn; Morecambe v Wolves; Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool; Leeds v Chesterfield; Huddersfield v Bradford; Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday; Port Vale v Walsall; Gillingham v Bristol City; Bournemouth v Portsmouth; Wycombe v Leicester; Brentford v Dagenham; Exeter City v QPR; Charlton v Oxford; Southend v Yeovil; Millwall v Wimbledon; Swindon v Torquay; Birmingham v Plymouth; Stevenage v Ipswich; Cheltenham v Crawley; Bristol Rovers v Watford; Northampton v MK Dons; Leyton Orient v Coventry; Colchester v Peterborough; Brighton v Newport.